Sights & Sounds

The deadline for listings is noon, March 10 for the March 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

Homemade Cannoli Workshop! Saturday Feb. 22, 1-3pm. $50 per person. In this hands-on NeighborFoodGroup workshop, you will make, shape, and fry cannoli shells, then prepare and pipe a sweet ricotta cream filling. There will be enough cannoli to both sample and bring home. The workshop will take place at my JP home off Forest Hills St. For more info, visit

Community Bible Study, 11 am to noon, First Saturday of each month.  Discussion, Lending Library of Bible Study Materials. Christian Science Reading Room, 351 Centre Street. 857 719-3432 

JP Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain. The meeting will feature free food and drinks, introductions, and opportunities to practice speaking. As always, meetings are free for guests. JP Toastmasters is known for providing a warm, welcoming environment where members help each other improve their public speaking and leadership skills

Arts, music, and culture

The Haven, HOOTENANNY – JP’s OPEN MIC EVERY WEDNESDAY, hosted by Tom Dowd. Sign up is 9.30pm and we have prizes every Wednesday for the most interesting acts.

Midway Café, All shows 21+ – Doors at 8:00 PM unless otherwise noted

EVERY THURSDAY 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM: QUEERAOKE (Drink – Sing – Dance – Repeat!) 

Boston’s very best lesbian night (but everyone is welcome and all are invited!)

EVERY FRIDAY 6:00 – 8:30 PM (FREE!): HIPPIE HOUR with Mystical Misfits and Uncle Johnny’s Band (alternating weeks) and their friends playing the music of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and more!

EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM (FREE!): OPEN MIC AT THE MIDWAY Hosted by Angela Sawyer and Gabe Stoddard. Come one, come all! More info:

Saturday 2/22 (Day Show) 3pm ($7.00): Benefit for Horizons for Homeless Children with Electric Streets Queens, Loretta, Battery March, M.O.T.O., and Sewer Buddies

Sunday 2/23 (Day Show) 3pm ($7.00): Maddy Roop, Matt and the Skeleton Crew, Sons Lunaris, Kooked Out

Monday 2/24 ($5.00): Situational Irony 101, Fuzzy Bumble, Jay Gillespie & May Ave Band

Tuesday 2/25 ($5.00): morgan miller, Will DePiano, Vince May, Elsie Eastman

Wednesday 2/26 ($5.00): Thought Partner, Freaking, Thighs, Pregnancy Mask

Thursday 2/27 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Melissa Mills
Friday 2/28 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($8.00): Ray Liriano, Muhammad Seven & The Spring, JBJ and Blended Family, Davis Black of the Inebriations (solo set)

Saturday 2/29 (Night Show) $10.00: Take it Out and Blow on It: A Video Game Variety Show
Saturday 2/29 (Day Show) 3pm ($8.00): DJ Easy Ed presents: Lynnette & the Sundowners, The Barley Hoppers, Easy Ed’s Record Hop

March 2020

Sunday 3/1 (Day Show) 3pm ($8.00): The Catbirds plus special guests

Monday 3/2 ($5.00): Doug Linse, Alexandra Lillian, Conor Ryan Hennessy, Luke Domozick

Tuesday 3/3 ($5.00): West of Neptune, Niffin, Hegemonix 

Wednesday 3/4 ($5.00): Unit One, UGLY, This Body Is All I Have In This World, Greycliff

Thursday 3/5 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Georgia Parker

Friday 3/6 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($8.00): Renegade Cartel, Poison T, Heavy AmericA 

Saturday 3/7 (Night Show) $10.00: The Gala, Muck and the Mires, Dangereens (Montreal), The Downhauls
Saturday 3/7 (Day Show) 3pm: The Midway is closed for a private event

Sunday 3/8 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): Hallam George & the Hallelujah Chorus, Sofie, Bihomra, Local Boy

Monday 3/9 ($10.00): Punk Rockin’ and Pastie Poppin’

Tuesday 3/10 ($5.00): MINX plus special guests 

Wednesday 3/11 ($5.00): Fully Celebrated Orchestra with special guests Shalashaska

Thursday 3/12 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Britt Walsh (monthly residency)

Friday 3/13 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($8.00): Set Fire, Black Helicopter, Ringtail, TBA

Jeanie Johnston Pub, 144 South St. Open Mic hosted by Tony Bluze, Sundays at 8 pm. More events at 

Bella Luna & The Milky Way  Weekly events include: Radio Mamba’s Family Rumba, every Sunday 5pm-8pm, live Latin music.  Every Monday Stump Trivia from 8 – 10 p.m., Teacher Tuesdays and Dirty Water Saloon line dancing for queer folks and allies at 7PM.  Every Wednesday live music from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.  Throwback Thursday from 6-8pm with rotating DJ’s barside.  Visit for more late night events Thu-Sun.

First Fridays Youth Open Mic with renowned feature artists, first Friday of every month, 7pm at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Free for performers and those under 25, $10 suggested donation for those 25 and over.

Dance & comedy

Dance JP Revival! Free your mind, body, and soul, and lift your spirits with high-energy, feel-good, socially conscious music from around the world! All ages. Wheelchair accessible. Nov. 16, 7:30-9:30pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. $5-$15 (No one turned away for lack of funds). More info:, [email protected]     

Gender-Free/English Country Dance, beginners welcome and encouraged. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (5th Tuesdays: experienced) of the month, 7:30-11:30pm, First Church, 6 Eliot St. Info:

      Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.


Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave.

Free Drop-In Homework Help

Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm

The library provides free, drop-in afterschool homework help for students in grades K-8 throughout the school year. Spanish assistance is available Mondays and Thursdays. Help is provided by trained, high-achieving high school students. This program is available at locations across Boston on days that Boston Public Schools are in session. The full list of locations is online at

Jamaica Plain Branch Library

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053 will be hosting the following events:

ESL Conversation Group. Every Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m. 

Spanish Conversation Group. Every Saturday, 11:30-12:30. Sponsored by Roslindale Branch. 

Connolly Branch Library

433 Centre St., 522-1960,

Just a reminder that we are very happy to receive book donations.  The sale of books is the main source of income for the Friends.  As you may know, we fund many needs at the library, including books for reading groups and children’s programs.

The date for the 2020 book sale has been set for Saturday September 26.

Stonybrook Fine Arts, Make Your Own Wedding Rings workshop and teen & adult classes in welding, foundry and mold-making, ongoing, 24 Porter St. Info:

Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: or 524-3313.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected].


Narratives Boston, queer activist-writers group open to LGBTQ-identified adults interested in creative expression and social justice, first and third Wednesday evenings of the month, 7-9pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: [email protected].

      Party for the Helping Hand Fund, hosted by Haymarket People’s Fund, every 3rd Friday of the month, 5:30-8pm, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: 522-3349/[email protected].

Networking Group, local chapter of BNI, meets on Wednesdays at the Farnsworth House at 7am. Consists of 30 members of different professions. Through development and trust and relationships amongst the members, objective is to promote each other’s businesses. Members may live outside of JP, but common tie is either living in or servicing the JP area. Info: President of chapter Katelyn Atwater, info: 431-0929

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